Walking

Happy Tuesday!

Health experts recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity 3 times per week.  What could you do to get started?  Walk....walk....walk.   Walking has a wealth of benefits.  It is said to lower blood pressure, trim your waist line and in general make you feel fit and more healthy.  Review the attached link for why - 'Walking Does A Body Good' and pass it on.  http://www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/advice/walking-does-body-good 

Where do I walk?  Not inside. In the past, I have been to the gym on the treadmill and find being outside walking is more beneficial.  Heck, I even have a treadmill at home and do not use it.  Leave the treadmill for the winter. Get outside in this great weather.  I personally dislike being indoors especially in the warm weather.  Find a safe environment.  Be sure that the walking area isn't necessarily flat as if you walk up hills you will burn additional calories.  If possible measure the distance so that you can keep track of how far you are walking. You can increase the distance over time.   Have a pet?  - bring them with you on your walk - good exercise for both of you.  Oh, and don't forget treat yourself to a pair of good sneakers, not having a good pair of sneakers could cause feet to get blisters or calluses - not FUN.   

I started my weight loss journey with walking. It helped me lose approximately 35 pounds. It truly helps.  I promise - xo.

Tip of the Day:  Find a walking partner.  There are many people that want to be fit, see if you can find a walking buddy.  This past week I made 2 walking buddies :). Just Ask.   

XO- Determined Diva

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